Perpetrators and financiers of terrorism in Somalia must be brought to justice, the UN Security Council has said condemning the attack on Amisom soldiers last week by the militant group Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia.
In a statement Thursday, the Council said it fully supported Amisom to reduce the threat posed by the terrorist group Al Shabaab and armed opposition groups in Somalia and called on States to work with the government of Somalia in bring those behind terror attacks to book.
“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice,” the statement read in part.
“They stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Somalia and all other relevant authorities in this regard.”
Al-Shabaab launched a three pronged attack at Amisom forward operating bases in Quoryole, Bulomareer, and Golwein in Lower Shabelle. Amisom said it killed 30 Al-Shabaab militants and lost four of its own.
Uganda’s army spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire was quoted by the Ugandan media saying the military killed 130 Al-Shabaab militants during the attack.